After being indicted last July on 22 federal charges, Brown was found guilty of conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of scheme to conceal material facts, one count of obstruction of IRS laws and three tax fraud charges. She was found not guilty of two mail fraud counts and two wire fraud counts. Most of the charges were connected to an unlicensed Virginia charity called One Door for Education, headed by the girlfriend of Brown's chief of staff, that raised $800,000. (Grand jury indictment of Corrine Brown)
Brown, 70, served 12 terms in Congress, representing first one district, then a second that both included Jacksonville's urban core and other parts of northeast Florida. She fought another redistricting last year, then lost her her re-election bid to Al Lawson.
Prosecutors:Assistant U.S. Attorneys A. Tysen Duva and Michael Coolican, Eric Olshan, deputy chief, U.S. Justice Department Public Integrity Section
Defense attorney: James Wesley Smith III
3 white females
2 black females
4 white males
1 black male
2 Hispanic males
The Witness Lists
Between the government and Brown's defense attorney, 78 people could potentially testify during the two-week trial. Brown's former chief of staff and the head of the charity at the center of the accusations have both plead guilty to related charges and will testify for the prosecution. Others on the lists include members of Congress, a Jacksonville City Council member, two university presidents, political fundraisers, lobbyists, civil rights activists and executives for businesses and non-profits.